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Finlands quantum help for India soon

 
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Mint
July 26, 2023

 

Finland’s quantum help for India soon

SUMMARY : In an exclusive interview with Mint, Finnish diplomat Kimmo Siira revealed that the country will pursue closer high technology collaborations with India in 6G, quantum computing and artificial intelligence.

Finland will help India develop and build quantum computers here, Finnish diplomat Kimmo Siira said in an exclusive interview with Mint. Siira, Counsellor in the Finnish embassy, revealed that the country will pursue closer high technology collaborations with India in quantum computing and artificial intelligence. This focus on technology cooperation comes from the Finland’s new DESI initiative, which targets Digitalisation, Education, Sustainability and Innovation in its relationship with India. Siira stated that plans for a biofuel refinery between the Numaligarh Oil Refinery and Finland’s Chempolis to make ethanol out of bamboo will be finalised soon. In order to further the relationship in energy, power minister RK Singh will visit Finland at the end of the year to study how Nordic countries manage their energy grids.

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The prime ministers of India and Finland have agreed on a Digitalisation, Education, Sustainability and Innovation partnership. The DESI Initiative is about bringing all of this together under a broad prompt. If we look at how India is growing, everything from quantum and high performance computers to biofuels and green hydrogen needs to be focused on. We are compiling our outreach under a single umbrella. For example, our universities are doing a lot and Jio has a 6G collaboration with Oulu University in Finland. We’re world leaders in artificial intelligence. These are some areas where we can work together.

What is the state of cooperation in advanced technologies like quantum computing?

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